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Daily Grain Network Status – February 28, 2022 MAR 1 2022 | Producers | Blog Post

(Regular updates will be available on the Alberta Pulse Growers website.)

Pulse Canada and the CSCA are partners of the Ag Transport Coalition (ATC)*, which tracks performance of the Canadian railway network for the movement of grain.

A new grain network status report has been created to provide stakeholders with comprehensive insight on the performance of the Canadian rail system for the 2020-2021 grain year. The report provides information and data on the status of the rail network as of midnight the previous day.

The railway performance data reported in these reports reflect the performance of rail shipments specifically for grain shippers participating in the Ag Transport Coalition’s railway performance measurement program – estimated to encompass approximately 90-95% of western Canadian originated grain shipments by rail.

February 28, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels increased yesterday returning above 5,900 cars.

The net increase seen yesterday reflects a 21% increase in CP volumes partially offset by lower volumes for CN.

Cars Not Moving

System idle car counts saw some improvement yesterday returning below 1,800 cars.

The decline yesterday reflects improvements across the board but no significant change for either railway.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (544) declined slightly from the prior day but remained above 500 cars for the 3rd straight day – the first time this has happened in a month.

The decline reflects a 40% drop in Vancouver unloads offset in part by improved unloads at Prince Rupert.

For more information, go to* The Ag Transportation Coalition is comprised of the Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA), Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC), Pulse Canada, Manitoba Pulse Growers Association (MPGA), Western Grain Elevator Association (WGEA), Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission, Inland Terminal Association of Canada (ITAC) and the Canadian Special Crops Association (CSCA). All daily network status reports are available on the Pulse Canada website.